5 Caribbean Islands in 3 Weeks – ST. LUCIA

We arrived in St. Lucia at 11am. We asked the taxi to stop for some fresh coconut water – the best natural drink and so delicious.

 

 

Around noon we arrived at the hotel but the room wasn’t ready. We decided to go to the hotel’s beach bar and have a Piton beer.

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Abdullah from the front desk shortly afterwards came to pick us up and bring us to our accommodation – a “villa” with three bedrooms. Crazy. We could have come with a whole bunch of people 😛

We immediately screwed our boards together and then went for a nice kite session – just the two of us on the water. I used my Cabrinha Siren 10m and Paul used his Cabrinha Velocity 13m kite. The wind was constant and we enjoyed our session.

Paul doing an F16!

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Me with my usual tricks 😉

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For dinner we wanted to go the Edge restaurant but it was closed for renovation. We decided to go to Dilirius which had good reviews on drinks and food. But our experience was really bad. The waitress wasn’t friendly. The drinks weren’t good and they brought out Paul’s drink and it then took them forever to bring out mine. The starters were ok (Ceviche and Duncan shrimps) but the main course was horrible. Paul had Fish and Chips. I had the tuna which must have been the worst prepared tuna ever. It almost tasted like smoked meat. So bad. We were so disappointed that we asked the taxi driver where we could get a good drink and he said at the Tapas place. We headed over there and had a really good mojito and we also had some super yummy and fluffy garlic bread. Today’s lesson: Ask local taxi drivers for dinner recommendations. Almost always works! Don’t rely on Tripadvisor reviews. Lots of them are fake anyhow! We then went back to our hotel Cotton Bay Village.

The next day we decided to take a private island tour for 180$ to get to know St.Lucia in one day. This was probably our best island tour and St.Lucia seemed to have the most things to see out of all the Caribbean islands we visited. We saw a banana plantation,

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petted a snake,

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walked through the botanical garden (you can take a mineral bath there),

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saw the sulphur volcano where you can take a mud bath (we didn’t because we didn’t have so much time),

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stopped at the town Soufriere for photos

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and then went to the other famous kite spot Anse de Sable (Sandy Beach) in the south of the island where we had lunch.

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It was good to eat something because the roads in St. Lucia are so curvy that I got a bit sick.

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After lunch I got some energy back and went kiting on Paul’s 13m Cabrinha Velocity kite while he was taking photos of me.

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The spot was nice with side onshore winds. The wind was perfect for me on the 13m but unfortunately this meant that there wasn’t enough wind for Paul to go kiting. I saw some sea turtles in the water and had fun doing hooked-in tricks.

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As soon as I was done kiting and everything was packed up, we made our way back north to the resort.

For dinner this time we followed the taxi driver’s recommendation and went to the seafood restaurant BUZZ. Drinks and food were yummy and the atmosphere was great. We asked our waitress if there’s a local word for yummy. She said they would say:“That’s some good shit!” LOL. Well, it definitely was some good shit 🙂

The following day we slept in which was nice and we really needed it. We had a very slooooow morning. Finally we got it up, took our Longboards to be faster at the beach

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and went kiting. It was sunny and the wind was nice and we took lots of kiting photos. Today there were quite some kiters on the water including Beth who is the owner of the kitesurf school at Cotton Bay. She is a really good kiter and totally passionate about the sport. We had a great afternoon on the water.

For dinner we followed our taxi driver’s  recommendation and went to the Rainforest Hideaway Restaurant . Eustace picked us up around 7:30pm and we drove about 40min. We didn’t have reservation which I would highly recommend. The restaurant is very popular. Fortunately the staff said that we will get a table so we took their little ferry boat over to the restaurant.

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We had a drink at the bar while waiting for a table to become available. It didn’t took very long and we were seated. Food was really good and we enjoyed dinner and the atmosphere. But we didn’t expect the 299$ bill. Well, at least it was worth the money.

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On our last day we were thinking of going to see the market. But we decided to just stay at the hotel and go kiting again. Somehow we were still tired and we were not even so eager to go on the water. But we did go kiting and enjoyed it. This time there was only one other kiter on the water. We then had a Piton beer at the beach bar before going to the room to pack.

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We decided to have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant but it was not a good decision. Sorry to say that. The staff is really friendly. Paul had fish and chips but only ate his fries as the fish tasted bad. My fish fillet was really overcooked. None of us liked the spicy breadfruit balls (they sounded… ehm interesting 😛 ). Oh well, good to know for the next time.

We had a very early departure out of st. Lucia. The airport is tiny but has Rituals Coffee (comparable to Starbucks) which made my morning. For the first time, LIAT was a real pain in the ass. We paid our boardbag beforehand online for all five LIAT flights and should have only been charged for our 4th bag. But they said that we had to pay for two additional bags as we only paid up to St. Lucia which wasn’t true. We asked to speak to the supervisor and he was a real dick. He wouldn’t look us in the eyes while talking. The check-in lady explained to him that we only paid luggage up to St. Lucia and when I wanted to tell him that it’s not true he wouldn’t even let me start talking. We asked them to call their headquarter so that they could confirm that we pre-paid. He said they won’t open till 9am. So we had to pay 120$ which was probably pocketed. Not a nice last memory of at. Lucia. But you know what they say about LIAT Airlines:

LIATLeaves Island at Any Time or

LIATLuggage In Another Terminal

Now you know 😉

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We arrived in St. Lucia at 11am. We asked the taxi to stop for some fresh coconut water – the best natural drink and so delicious.

 

 

Around noon we arrived at the hotel but the room wasn’t ready. We decided to go to the hotel’s beach bar and have a Piton beer.

IMG_1389

Abdullah from the front desk shortly afterwards came to pick us up and bring us to our accommodation – a “villa” with three bedrooms. Crazy. We could have come with a whole bunch of people 😛

We immediately screwed our boards together and then went for a nice kite session – just the two of us on the water. I used my Cabrinha Siren 10m and Paul used his Cabrinha Velocity 13m kite. The wind was constant and we enjoyed our session.

Paul doing an F16!

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Me with my usual tricks 😉

DSC_8456

 

For dinner we wanted to go the Edge restaurant but it was closed for renovation. We decided to go to Dilirius which had good reviews on drinks and food. But our experience was really bad. The waitress wasn’t friendly. The drinks weren’t good and they brought out Paul’s drink and it then took them forever to bring out mine. The starters were ok (Ceviche and Duncan shrimps) but the main course was horrible. Paul had Fish and Chips. I had the tuna which must have been the worst prepared tuna ever. It almost tasted like smoked meat. So bad. We were so disappointed that we asked the taxi driver where we could get a good drink and he said at the Tapas place. We headed over there and had a really good mojito and we also had some super yummy and fluffy garlic bread. Today’s lesson: Ask local taxi drivers for dinner recommendations. Almost always works! Don’t rely on Tripadvisor reviews. Lots of them are fake anyhow! We then went back to our hotel Cotton Bay Village.

The next day we decided to take a private island tour for 180$ to get to know St.Lucia in one day. This was probably our best island tour and St.Lucia seemed to have the most things to see out of all the Caribbean islands we visited. We saw a banana plantation,

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petted a snake,

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walked through the botanical garden (you can take a mineral bath there),

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saw the sulphur volcano where you can take a mud bath (we didn’t because we didn’t have so much time),

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stopped at the town Soufriere for photos

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and then went to the other famous kite spot Anse de Sable (Sandy Beach) in the south of the island where we had lunch.

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It was good to eat something because the roads in St. Lucia are so curvy that I got a bit sick.

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After lunch I got some energy back and went kiting on Paul’s 13m Cabrinha Velocity kite while he was taking photos of me.

DSC_1697

The spot was nice with side onshore winds. The wind was perfect for me on the 13m but unfortunately this meant that there wasn’t enough wind for Paul to go kiting. I saw some sea turtles in the water and had fun doing hooked-in tricks.

DSC_2271 DSC_1745 DSC_1751

As soon as I was done kiting and everything was packed up, we made our way back north to the resort.

For dinner this time we followed the taxi driver’s recommendation and went to the seafood restaurant BUZZ. Drinks and food were yummy and the atmosphere was great. We asked our waitress if there’s a local word for yummy. She said they would say:“That’s some good shit!” LOL. Well, it definitely was some good shit 🙂

The following day we slept in which was nice and we really needed it. We had a very slooooow morning. Finally we got it up, took our Longboards to be faster at the beach

DSC_8097 DSC_8086

and went kiting. It was sunny and the wind was nice and we took lots of kiting photos. Today there were quite some kiters on the water including Beth who is the owner of the kitesurf school at Cotton Bay. She is a really good kiter and totally passionate about the sport. We had a great afternoon on the water.

For dinner we followed our taxi driver’s  recommendation and went to the Rainforest Hideaway Restaurant . Eustace picked us up around 7:30pm and we drove about 40min. We didn’t have reservation which I would highly recommend. The restaurant is very popular. Fortunately the staff said that we will get a table so we took their little ferry boat over to the restaurant.

IMG_1410

We had a drink at the bar while waiting for a table to become available. It didn’t took very long and we were seated. Food was really good and we enjoyed dinner and the atmosphere. But we didn’t expect the 299$ bill. Well, at least it was worth the money.

IMG_1411

On our last day we were thinking of going to see the market. But we decided to just stay at the hotel and go kiting again. Somehow we were still tired and we were not even so eager to go on the water. But we did go kiting and enjoyed it. This time there was only one other kiter on the water. We then had a Piton beer at the beach bar before going to the room to pack.

IMG_1393

We decided to have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant but it was not a good decision. Sorry to say that. The staff is really friendly. Paul had fish and chips but only ate his fries as the fish tasted bad. My fish fillet was really overcooked. None of us liked the spicy breadfruit balls (they sounded… ehm interesting 😛 ). Oh well, good to know for the next time.

We had a very early departure out of st. Lucia. The airport is tiny but has Rituals Coffee (comparable to Starbucks) which made my morning. For the first time, LIAT was a real pain in the ass. We paid our boardbag beforehand online for all five LIAT flights and should have only been charged for our 4th bag. But they said that we had to pay for two additional bags as we only paid up to St. Lucia which wasn’t true. We asked to speak to the supervisor and he was a real dick. He wouldn’t look us in the eyes while talking. The check-in lady explained to him that we only paid luggage up to St. Lucia and when I wanted to tell him that it’s not true he wouldn’t even let me start talking. We asked them to call their headquarter so that they could confirm that we pre-paid. He said they won’t open till 9am. So we had to pay 120$ which was probably pocketed. Not a nice last memory of at. Lucia. But you know what they say about LIAT Airlines:

LIATLeaves Island at Any Time or

LIATLuggage In Another Terminal

Now you know 😉

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